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Electro Acoustics Installs HARMAN’s JBL VLA Line Arrays At University Of North Texas’ Newly Constructed APOGEE Stadium

APOGEE Stadium at the University of North Texas features an audio system comprised of JBL VLA line arrays.

NORTHRIDGE, California – At the epicenter of the University of North Texas’ “Mean Green Village” outside of campus, Fort Worth, Texas-based Electro Acoustics has outfitted the newly constructed APOGEE Stadium with HARMAN’s JBL VLA line arrays. Designed by Gary White of Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc., it was important for the PA system to provide high output, high clarity and immense power.

The 30,850-person capacity APOGEE Stadium features a main scoreboard system comprising eight JBL VLA901 line array loudspeakers, combined with eight VLA601 loudspeakers, each split four to each side. Three additional VLA901H and four VLA601H loudspeakers round out the scoreboard sound system. Installed throughout the stadium for additional PA support are 74 Control® 26CT ceiling speakers and 18 Control 30 outdoor monitor speakers.

“JBL’s VLA line arrays provide the power and reliability the client required in such a demanding venue,” stated Chris Jordan, president of Electro-Acoustics. “The speakers are perfect for an outdoor environment. We focused on providing a loud system that could withstand any inconvenient weather. The VLA loudspeakers are performing exactly as they were designed.”

Crown amplifiers power APOGEE Stadium’s sound system, which also features BSS processing. The entire system is controlled through HARMAN’s HiQnet System Architect™.

To help make certain construction of the stadium was completed on time, Electro Acoustics designed, built, tested and tweaked the entire system in its studio–an important strategy to ensure the safety and structural integrity of the construction site.

“The speakers were easily rigged and time was the only challenge when dealing with the new construction of APOGEE,” Jordan continued. “UNT was our first major install of VLA line arrays and we are very proud of the outcome. The stadium sounds amazing. The clients received exactly what they expected, on time and on budget.”

For more information about Electro Acoustics, please visit http://www.eavi.com.

For more information on Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc., please visit www.wjhw.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.

Electro Acoustics Upgrades Texas Rangers Ballpark In Arlington with HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers

NORTHRIDGE, California – Home to the 2-time defending Major League Baseball American League Champions Texas Rangers, the Rangers Ballpark at Arlington is known for its energetic and dedicated crowds. Fort Worth, Texas-based Electro Acoustics recently upgraded the stadium’s sound system with HARMAN’s JBL PD series loudspeakers.

With a 17-year-old audio system in the venue, Electro Acoustics was called on to set a higher standard for the stadium after the Rangers’ remarkable 2010 season. With crowds becoming more and more excited about the team and their run at a championship, it was important to match that intensity with powerful sound. Replacing the original canopy-mounted loudspeaker system with a top-of-the-line JBL loudspeaker system was and easy choice for the designers, integrators and the Rangers.

Electro Acoustics swapped out 27 of the original speakers for 32 JBL PD5125-WRX low-frequency loudspeakers and 16 PD743-WRX mid/high-frequency loudspeakers, surrounding the ballpark in strategic locations. Two AM7215/95-WRX 2-way loudspeakers provide sound behind home plate.

“We’ve had a great relationship with the Rangers throughout the years and they’ve come to rely on our exemplary service and dedication, while we’ve come to understand their needs as a place for entertainment,” stated Chris Jordan, President of Electro Acoustics. “There is a clear, substantially improved difference in sound throughout the ballpark with the JBL PD Series solution. The client is very pleased with the outcome.”

Receiving the assignment in January 2011, Jordan, working along with system designer Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc., had from mid-January to a week before Opening Day to design, install, test and perfect the stadium’s new audio system. Jordan quickly connected with JBL to custom-order the loudspeakers.

“JBL was very cooperative and extremely helpful with our small window and we were able to deliver a great system,” Jordan continued. “We try to maintain a reputation of completing our work on time and on budget, so finishing this large-scale installation in such a limited time frame only backed that reputation. We thank all of those involved for such a great end product.”

For more information on Electro Acoustics, please visit http://www.eavi.com.

For more information on Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc., please visit www.wjhw.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.

Electro Acoustics Installs Texas Christian University’s Amon G. Carter Stadium’s Sound With HARMAN’s JBL VLA Line Arrays

The new audio system at Amon G. Carter Stadium at Texas Christian University is highlighted by JBL VLA line arrays.

NORTHRIDGE, California – Home to the Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs’ football team, Amon G. Carter Stadium is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar rebuild, which includes a full redesign of the sound system. Initially, a HARMAN-based distributed system was considered with custom boxes; however, the University desired the “big sound” that comes with an end zone cluster.

Casey Sherred of Acoustic Dimensions in Addison, Texas worked with the University to design a system that would capture and deliver the feel of the college football experience. “As HKS Architects developed the design for the stadium, iterative changes moved the scoreboard to a level that made an end zone solution possible, giving the University the audio experience it wanted to enhance game-day excitement,” Sherred said. “TCU was very pleased with the performance of its original JBL system, which drove the selection of HARMAN products from speakers, amplifiers, DSP to the audio console.”

Fort Worth, Texas-based Electro Acoustics installed the complete HARMAN system, highlighted by six JBL VLA loudspeaker arrays.

The stadium, which was operable during the 2011 football season, is slated to complete construction by the 2012 season. With the sound system replaced, it now boasts 20 VLA601H-WRX loudspeakers, eight VLA601-WRX’s, eight VLA301H-WRX’s and eight ASB6128 subwoofers hanging from the scoreboard behind the north end zone. The north seating areas are covered by four PD5322/95-WRX, two PD743-WRX, 11 AM7212/00-WRX and 15 Control 28T-60 loudspeakers. Throughout the seating and pedestrian traffic areas, audio systems include: 189 Control 26CT ceiling speakers located in the restrooms and 89 Control 25AV’s providing sound to concession areas. The Founder’s Lounge and Champion’s Club utilize 28 Control 227CT’s and seven Control 321CT’s to entertain the crowds with clear, live music and commentary.

“The VLA speakers allowed us to design a system that exhibited broadband pattern control, facilitating great sound 600 feet away while controlling sound levels on the party deck just 25 feet below,” Sherred said.

The schedule was tight with construction occurring during the football season. Installation and commissioning of the audio system was scheduled down to a ‘T’ as installers and designers dealt with construction on the stadium. The most challenging aspect was ensuring the sound and building contractors did not interfere with each other, causing delays or budget overruns. According to Chris Jordan, president of Electro Acoustics, by working with the contractors and electricians, Electro Acoustics was able to construct, program and test the equipment in their shop, shipping and rigging it at the field when time permitted. The project was completed on time and within budget.

“JBL has proven itself with TCU as a reliable, high-quality performer over the decades, which aligns itself perfectly with the reputation of Horned Frogs football,” stated Jordan. “Constantly in the national spotlight and drawing sold out crowds, it is important to have a stadium that not only looks like it hosts a national caliber team, but one that also excites the crowd and offers that extra ‘wow’ factor. The VLA system throughout the stadium is top-quality and performs immaculately.”

The sound system is powered by Crown amplifiers – 43 MA-5000i’s and 18 MA-9000i’s, accompanied with CTS 1200, 2000, 3000, 4200A, 600 and 8200A amps – and processed through BSS London DSP technology, including BLU-120, 160, 800 BLU-10 touchscreen remote and SW9012US volume controllers in the suites. The Soundcraft Si Compact digital console will be installed during the offseason. The HARMAN system is controlled through HARMAN’s HiQnet System ArchitectTM.

“We’ve had a great relationship with TCU over the past 20 years and they continue to rely on our experience to do exactly what we promise and to provide exceptional service,” Jordan said. “The system sounds great. TCU expected a loud and clear system to excite their fans and players and that’s exactly what we installed. There is plenty of headroom, low distortion and it is absolutely clear.”

“I’ve received multiple complements, from university admin, coaches, players and even folks around the neighborhood,” Jordan continued. “We couldn’t ask for a better response.”

For more information about Electro Acoustics, please visit http://www.eavi.com.

For more information about Acoustic Dimensions, please visit http://acousticdimensions.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.

Sound Kingdom Changes Name to Event Systems and Adds L-ACOUSTICS

Event Systems' L-ACOUSTICS KIVA-KILO system at Wichita's historic Orpheum Theatre

WICHITA, Kansas — On the cusp of celebrating its tenth year of business in the production services market, Wichita-based Sound Kingdom, Inc. has now changed its name to Event Systems, Inc. and expanded its L-ACOUSTICS inventory with the purchase of six ARCS line source systems, four 12XT coaxials, and an additional LA8 amplified controller.

The new gear complements an existing equipment roster that includes 18 KIVA and six KILO elements — collectively driven by a single LA-RAK — plus six 115XT HiQ coaxial stage wedges and two tiny 108P self-powered enclosures. more

L-ACOUSTICS K1 Used To Inaugurate New Kiev UEFA Stadium

KIEV, Ukraine — Fotis Sound, L-ACOUSTICS’ Polish rental network agent, has provided an L-ACOUSTICS K1 WST line source system for the opening of the Olympic Stadium in Kiev in preparation for the UEFA Euro 2012 Football Championship.

The opening ceremony, under the guidance of director Alexey Batkovsky, was based on Ukrainian history, with more than 2,000 volunteers and dancers involved in the larger performances. At the concert’s finale, Shakira appeared on stage to a backdrop of spectacular fireworks before an audience of 50,000, including Ukrainian president Victor Janukovich. more

Visual Horizon Communications Upgrades to L-ACOUSTICS LA-RAK

VHC's Paul Smith (left) and Andy Gustaveson with the company's five new L-ACOUSTICS LA-RAK touring amplifier racks

LA8 amplified controllers take VHC’s KUDO system to a new level

ST. PAUL, Minnesota – Twin Cities-based Visual Horizon Communications (VHC), Inc. has now optimized the performance of its KUDO and other L-ACOUSTICS systems with the purchase of five LA-RAK touring amplifier racks, each loaded with three LA8 amplified controllers.

Providing audio, lighting and video services throughout the US for high-profile corporate clients like Target, Best Buy, Wells Fargo, Starkey Labs, Arctic Cat, Great Clips, Macy’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Precor, VHC was one of the first North American adopters of L-ACOUSTICS’ dV-DOSC system more than a decade ago. more

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L-ACOUSTICS KARA installed in Norwegian National Theatre

OSLO, Norway — Norwegian distributor Scandec Systemer has supplied and installed an L-ACOUSTICS KARA WST line source system in the Norwegian National Theatre in Oslo.

The new system consists of seven KARA cabinets flown with two SB18 subs per side, with a center array of 10 KIVA speakers. The system is driven by LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers. more

Summit Integrated Systems Installs HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers at Flatirons Community Church in Colorado

Summit Integrated Systems installed a Crown-powered JBL VERTEC line array system at the new Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, Colorado.

LAFAYETTE, Colorado — A new mega-church in Lafayette, Colorado has revitalized the downtown area and the Christian community. Located in a remodeled former Walmart and large grocery store, Flatirons Community Church is a 4,100-person capacity house of worship, occupying 160,000 square feet of space. The main sanctuary has as much in common with a theater as a church, including a sound system of epic proportions featuring more than 30 HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line array and PD Series loudspeakers, powered by more than 50 Crown® Audio I-Tech Series amplifiers.

The sound system design and installation was contracted to Summit Integrated Systems of Lafayette, Colorado, a full-service audio, video and lighting company with expertise across all large project disciplines. Summit provides a variety of services locally and nationally, from turnkey installations to large specialty subcontracting.

“Our challenge was to provide clear, large-scale sound with full coverage in a room that measures 50,000 square feet, yet still maintain an intimate feel,” noted Tyson Wiens, Vice President of Operations for Summit. “The bands at some of the services absolutely rock the house, and we needed to deliver levels of 98 to 100 db at the mix position.”

Summit went with a system that includes 10 JBL VERTEC VT4889 fullsize line array elements per side, complemented by four VERTEC VT4880 fullsize arrayable subwoofers. Two JBL PD743 loudspeakers are used for side fills and seven PD743 speakers are employed for down fills, along with two PD764 loudspeakers used as delays.

“We knew we wanted line arrays for the new church,” stated Wiens. “In the old facility, we were blowing smaller speakers all the time. We demo’d several brands of loudspeakers and worked hand in hand with the church in the process, which was easy as they’re right down the street from us and we’ve done projects with them before. The new sanctuary is a totally renovated space, which was advantageous as we could integrate the audio/video and lighting design with the rest of the new construction.”

“We chose the VERTEC VT4889 for a number of reasons. The punch of the dual 15-inch speakers and the four 2250H 8-inch midrange drivers was unlike anything else we’d heard. The VT4889 has plenty of headroom—it’s a real rock and roll box—and can ‘breathe’ without compressing the mids and vocals. Also, they fit within our budget.”

“The room is basically a big square box with the stage located in a corner, and the seating fanning out from the base of it,” continued Wiens. “Providing adequate coverage was definitely a challenge—and we found that we needed additional speakers to augment the VERTEC arrays in order to completely fill the room. We consulted with JBL engineers and came upon the solution of using the PD743 speakers to extend the left and right coverage beyond the VERTEC arrays, and maintain the stereo image. It’s a novel application that works perfectly.”

“Another important consideration is that we chose Crown I-Tech amplifiers because they’re specifically designed to integrate with the VERTEC speakers and the BSS® Audio Soundweb™ London BLU-800 signal processor we used,” said Wiens. “Although there are other good amplifiers out there, the fact that the VERTEC speakers and Crown amps are designed to work in synergy made setting up and tuning the system a lot easier and faster.” The system employs 10 I-T12000HD, 23 I-T9000HD and 19 I-T5000HD power amps.

“The Flatirons Community Church is one of our most successful installations,” concluded Wiens. “You can’t come out of there without feeling moved and inspired.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.

L-ACOUSTICS KARAi Makes Waves In New Cruise Ship Installation

HAMBURG, Germany — An L-ACOUSTICS KARAi modular WST line source system for permanent installation has been installed into the 881-seat Celebrity Theatre of the Mein Schiff 2 cruise ship.

The system consists of six KARAi cabinets and four SB28 subs in cardioid mode per side, with three 8XT coaxials as front fill. “There were a few reasons why we chose an L-ACOUSTICS system,” says Ingo Rippe from German systems integrator Protones, which also owns a KARA system for rental. “The first reason was the performance of the KARAi and SB28. more

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Gabisom Delivers World-Class Sound at Rock in Rio 2011 With HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

Gabisom Audio Equipment provided a JBL VERTEC line array system for Rock in Rio 2011 in Brazil.

NORTHRIDGE, California – The Rock In Rio festival celebrated its 10th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in spectacular fashion: it was the world’s biggest music festival of the year, with almost 700,000 fans attending the week-long event. Rock In Rio 2011 took place in the City of Rock, a specially built venue on the site of where Olympic Village will be located for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Dozens of rock’s biggest names performed at Rock in Rio, including Guns N’ Roses, Shakira, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Ke$ha, Metallica, Rihanna, Coldplay, Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many other top artists.
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